It’s our favorite day of the week: #winewednesday 🎉 we’re celebrating with a bottle of our #amaronedellavalpolicella 🍷
In Italian, Amarone literally means "the Great Bitter"
Fun fact: originally, this was to distinguish #Amarone from the Recioto also produced in Veneto, which tastes sweeter.
Taken in Bangkok, in a restaurant which transported me back to northern Italy... Drinking a gorgeous Amarone Della Valpolicella. ⠀
I love Amarone, and it’s definitely worth the big price tag (even in Thailand, where import tax on wine is 400% 😱😱). ⠀
It’s made mainly from the Cortese grape, which are generally picked later and left to dry into raisins for about 4 months. ⠀
The resulting wine is then aged in oak casks and result is an intense, rich wine with gorgeous notes of dried cherries, prunes, tobacco and chocolate. It’s also pretty boozy at around 15% abv, so go easy and savour those flavours! ⠀
What’s your favourite Italian wine? Let me know 😊🍷🇮🇹